John Kani


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John Kani was born on November 30, 1942 in New Brighton, South Africa as Bonsile John Kani. He is an actor and writer, known for Black Panther (2018), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and The Lion King (2019). See full bio »

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Black Panther T'Chaka
(2018)
(2016)
The Lion King Rafiki
(2019)

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  Let My Country Be! (announced)
King Khama III
 2019 The Lion King
Rafiki (voice)
 2019 Murder Mystery
Colonel Ulenga
 2018 Black Panther
T'Chaka
 2016/II The Suit (Short)
Mr. Maphikela
 2016 Captain America: Civil War
King T'Chaka
 2015 Wallander (TV Series)
Max Khulu
- The White Lioness (2015) ... Max Khulu
 2012 Jail Caesar
Marius
 2012 iNkaba (TV Series)
Mkhuseli Mthetho
 2011 How to Steal 2 Million
Julius Twala Snr.
 2011 Janapriyan
 2011 Coriolanus
General Cominius
 2010 White Lion
Old Gisani
 2009/I Endgame
Oliver Tambo
 2008 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Dr. Phiri
- Finding Rachel: Part 2 (2008) ... Dr. Phiri
- Finding Rachel: Part 1 (2008) ... Dr. Phiri (uncredited)
 2008/II Nothing But the Truth
Sipho
 2008 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV Series)
Daddy Bapetsi
- The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008) ... Daddy Bapetsi
 2007 The Bird Can't Fly
Stone
 2006 Hillside (TV Series)
Dr. Vincent Maloka
 2001 Final Solution
Rev. Peter Lekota
 1998 The Tichborne Claimant
Bogle
 1997 Kap der Rache (TV Movie)
Inspektor Khumalo
 1997 Kini & Adams
Ben
 1995 Soweto Green: This Is a 'Tree' Story
Dr. Curtis Tshabalala
 1992 Sarafina!
School Principal
 1989 Othello (TV Movie)
Othello
 1989 A Dry White Season
Julius
 1989 Options
Jonas Mabote
 1987 An African Dream
Khatana
 1987 Saturday Night at the Palace
September
 1986 Miss Julie (TV Movie)
John
 1985 'Master Harold'... and the Boys (TV Movie)
Willie
 1981 Killing Heat
Moses
 1980 Marigolds in August
Melton
 1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
George O'Brien
- Victims of Apartheid (1978) ... George O'Brien
 1978 The Wild Geese
Sgt. Jesse Link
 1974 2nd House (TV Series)
Styles and Buntu in Sizwe Banzi Is Dead / John in The Island
- Athol Fugard (1974) ... Styles and Buntu in Sizwe Banzi Is Dead / John in The Island
 1974 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Styles / Buntu
- Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (1974) ... Styles / Buntu
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in Athol Fugard's play, "Playland," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Sean Taylor and Bill Flynn in the cast. See more »

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Winston Ntshona, Athol Fugard and his play, "Size Banzi Is Dead & The Island," on Broadway in New York City was nominated for a 1975 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Play. See more »

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